This week in Culture we have Debating results, a reminder about the Music Performance Night, and training time reminders for Debating, Theatresports and Chess Club.

QDU Debating

The 2016 Queensland Debating Union season has kicked off with a bang, and St Patrick’s College Year 9 and Year 11 Debating teams all saw victory on March 2. In particular, congratulations must go to the 11.1 team of TJ Reupena, Sam Hanelt and Ethan Green, who won by a convincing 5 point margin against St Columban’s School.

Debating on March 9 was a mixed bag: the 12.1s were victorious by 2 points in what was a very close and high quality debate. Sadly, our 12.2s went down by a margin of 4, but a remarkable first time job by Zekiel Sinclair and Jeremiah Dufourq, who did very well indeed. Our 10.1 team also sadly walked away two points down to their opposition.

Next week, our Year 8 debaters commence their season out at Albany Creek State High School with the topic: That professional sports should have a separate league in which the use of performance enhancing drugs is permitted. All supporters welcome.

We encourage anyone interested in debating to think about helping their House out later in the year for Interhouse Debating; to get really geared up, however, supporting SPC at a debate by spectating will give you all the training you need. We look forward to seeing you there.

Debate Training:

Monday and Tuesday afternoon training:

Year 9 and 10:

  • Monday 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • E208

Year 8:

  • Tuesday 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • E208

Students should bring a pen and exercise book. Biscuits and cordial will be provided.

Ms Rebecca Hewitt - Debating Coordinator

Co-Curricular Music

Music Night

The Music Night is on Tuesday night next week. Drinks and refreshments will be provided for parents from 5:45pm in the Plaza. The concert itself will begin in the Waterford Building at 6:30pm. If you haven’t RSVP’d for the pre-concert refreshments, please e-mail Carmel Moir with the numbers attending: Students need to arrive at the Waterford Building between 5:45pm and 6:00pm for tuning and warm up.

The following ensembles will be performing:

  • Middle School String Ensemble
  • Year 5 String Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Drum Corps
  • Senior Vocal Group
  • Senior Contemporary Band
  • Concert Band

Please note: ensembles that are not listed above will not be performing on the night, and members of those groups who are not performing will not be required to attend the concert.

We are looking forward to seeing many parents and friends and family there.

Miss Kelly Simmers – Program Leader - Music

Chess News

Junior Chess Championship

Next Tuesday 15 March at 3:00pm we will be holding the 2nd Annual Junior Chess Championships.

This competition is open to all Year 5 and Year 6 students. You do not have to attend Chess Club to compete.

If you would like to participate please see Mrs Butt in the Library.

IMPORTANT - You must be able to attend until 4:30pm to be eligible to compete.

SPC Chess - Play Well, Be Awesome.


Theatresport Training:

  • Where: Waterford Drama Rooms
  • Years 5 - 8 Tuesday afternoons 3:15pm - 4:15pm
  • Years 9 - 12 Wednesday afternoons 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Mr Adam McPhee - Theatresport Coordinator